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    5 Nov 19 - Local 039 Kids Christmas Party


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    25 Oct 19 - Successful Information Picket

    Local 039 members received lots of support from passing motorists along 16th Avenue when protesting cuts to public services on Thursday, Oct. 24.Thank you to all the other AUPE locals that attended with special mention to those that traveled from Edmonton area.Thank you to the Mount Royal Faculty Association, Alberta Teachers Association and the many other Unions, associations and groups that came together in solidarity to support our staff and students.   Read More...

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    22 Oct 19 - Local 039 Information Picket Oct 24/19

    INFORMATION PICKETIn front of theThomas Riley BuildingTHURSDAY, OCT 2412 NOON - 1:30 PMFor ALL AUPE Local 039 Members and allies. Please attend in Solidarity. Bring a student as these cuts will have an impact on them!!For more information, please contactRose Read chairlocal039@aupe.ca403-463-9757We’re fighting back against cuts to vital public services, including post-secondary education.We’re fighting back against attacks on our working conditions and wages.We’re fighting back...  Read More...

  • 10 Oct 19:Info Session on Gov Cuts - Tomorrow Oct 11/19

    Orpheus TheaterTOMORROW,Friday Oct 1112:00-1:00I am asking any and all members that are available tomorrow during 12:00-1:00 to join me in the Orpheus theater. We will be holding an information Lunch and Learn about proposed cuts to vital public services, including post-secondary education, attacks on our working conditions and wages and attacks on our constitutional right to bargain.The Alberta government’s MacKinnon Report is bad news for Albertans who rely on public services. Bill 9, th...  Read More...

  • 03 Oct 19 Tuition hikes, program cuts ahead after UCP budget

    The president of the University of Alberta predicted Wednesday that cuts are coming and that he expects tuition to go up under the province's United Conservative Party government.David Turpin told students in his state of the university address at Convocation Hall that, based on the recommendations in the MacKinnon report on the province's finances, all Alberta post-secondary institutions face "difficult decisions ahead.""With a new government in place ... we anticipate re...  Read More...

  • 16 Sept 19 - AUPE members had a blast at the Labour Day Classic

    Local 039 joined Local 052 (UofC) in their first Labour Day Classic event to celebrate AUPE’s Centennial. We had 82 tickets sold from Local 039 and along with Local 052’s 500 people, we had a great time! Look for tickets next year as it could become an annual event!   Read More...

  • 25 July 2019 Memorandum Of Settlement Ratification

    Memorandum Of Settlement RatificationOn July 18th, 2019, your bargaining committee and the employer finalized the Memorandum of Agreement settling the terms and conditions of employment for the renewal of the 2017- 2020 collective agreement.The parties met with the informal mediation assistance of Mia Norrie on April 5, 6, 7 and April 16, 17, 25, 2019.The parties agreed on the following highlight revisions:• Article 5- Union Recognition (seniority considered for position abolishment)• Article 7-...  Read More...

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    AUPE Local 039 and SAIT Memorandum of Agreement

    AUPE Local 039 and SAIT Memorandum of AgreementOn July 18, 2019, our bargaining committee met with the employer and finalized the Memorandum of Agreement settling the terms and conditions of employment for the renewal of the 2017-2020 collective agreement.As a member of AUPE Local 039, you will have the opportunity to vote, via mail-in ballot, to accept or reject the Memorandum of Agreement.You will be receiving a copy of this agreement for review via Canada Post at your home address within two ...  Read More...

  • 30 May 19 Bargaining Updates - Refer to aupe.org

    For future updates for all Education Sector as well as other AUPE Sectors please refer to AUPE Education Sector for daily updates.   Read More...

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    10 July 19 Five things about Bill 9

    Five things you need to know about the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act (formerly Bill 9)The attack began in the early hours of June 20 when the UCP dropped Bill 9 to abolish the June 30 deadline AUPE members employed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Government of Alberta (GOA) were promised for third-year wage arbitrations. The government passed the legilsation also knowing it could potentially undermine the rights of many other members working in post-secondary education, an...  Read More...

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What does AUPE mean to me?

I am not alone;
I belong;
I am protected;
I am visible;
I have a voice;
My opinion does matter;
I have a big team of professionals looking out for me to ensure:
my rights are protected;
my job is secured;
my benefits are upheld;
my entitlement is maintained and reasonable;
my working environment is healthy and fair.

by AUPE Local 039 Member Fara Shafee

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Labour Education Opportunities

Are you interested in union training? The AUPE Education Program delivers courses to members in support of their role in their union. Upcoming courses include Introduction to Your Union (offered online and in person), Labour History: An Introduction to Workers' History, and Foundations for Union Stewards. If you'd like to know more, check the training schedule for details. All expenses are paid - register now.

AUPE supports our members and their families with a number of scholarship and bursary opportunities – including six at SAIT.   

Here are the AUPE Student Awards sponsored at SAIT. For a full description and requirements, pick up a copy of the Student Awards Guide 2019/20 at Alumni and Development in AA113, Heritage Hall. Or check it out online!

                                                                                          Apply By:

Ed Mardell Memorial (AUPE Local 039), $800                Nov. 28

Third semester students (Business Administration preferred)                                         

George S. Audley Educational Fund (AUPE) $880        Feb. 28

Certificate or diploma program                                 

Claudette Ridley Memorial (AUPE Local 039), $910       May 30

Second semester students

Local 39 AUPE, $810                                                         May 30

Academic achievement

Local 39 AUPE $905                                                          May 30

Any apprenticeship

Local 39 – AUPE Promising Futures, two at $1,045        May 30

Second year or higher apprenticeship           

Plus, AUPE has a Members' Education Assistance Fund which offers annual scholarships and bursary opportunities for AUPE members or their families that are not limited to SAIT. Full details are available on the AUPE website.